Sonic Rail Services (SRS) is moving its entire van fleet to a Michelin Agilis CrossClimate policy after a successful trial highlighted the tyre’s safety benefits and savings potential.
Michelin Agilis CrossClimate Going Above and Beyond for Sonic Rail Services
SRS was founded in 1997 and employs more than 70 permanent members of staff. It has a head office in Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, and satellite offices in Kent and central London.
The rail infrastructure business – which works on a variety of construction projects for Network Rail and London Underground – currently runs Michelin Agilis tyres on its larger vans and Michelin Energy Saver + fitments on its smaller vehicles.
However, having sampled theall-year traction provided by Michelin’s latest generation summer tyres offering full winter capability, it plans to roll out Agilis CrossClimate on every vehicle in its 58-strong van fleet.
Jon Vincent, Fleet Maintenance Manager, says: “We’ve had a lot of positive feedback from the drivers, particularly with regards to improved grip on wet and frosty roads. We are based in quite a rural area, with a lot of muddy country lanes and tight bends and the handling of the vehicles with the CrossClimates on has been exceptional.”
SRS has tested the Agilis CrossClimate fitments on one of each of the van models it has in service – including a 4.7-tonne Ford Transit, a smaller Ford Transit, a Ford Transit Courier, a Ford Fiesta and a Vauxhall Vivaro.
The Agilis CrossClimate range is proven to boost safety in all weathers whilst delivering high mileage, impressive robustness, damage resistance and long-lasting performance, equating to low total cost of ownership.